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Since 1991, the RDG has successfully applied for 22 Research Contracts and other Awards funded from both national and international organizations. The national funding organizations have included Enterprise Ireland (also as Eolas and Forbairt), the Marine Institute, the Higher Education Authority, and BioResearch Ireland. International funding organizations have included the E.U. FAR, AAIR, FAIR and QoL Programmes. The value of the contracts prepared and coordinated by the RDG, and the RDG allocated funds of other collaborative projects, is approximately 3.25 million with approximately 1.2 million in total allocated to the RDG. Brief details of these research contracts and awards follows.

EOLAS HEIC Programme (1991 -1993).

Title: Development of management strategies to control endemic furunculosis on marine salmon farms

Contract: HE/91/316

RDG Role: Project Coordinator & Scientific Research Partner

Partner: Killary Salmon Farms, Galway (Ireland)

 

E.U. FAR Programme (1991 - 1994).

Title: Selective breeding and genetic management of fish through genome marking and inbred clones

Contract: AQ-2-493

RDG Role: Scientific Research Partner & Financial Coordinator

Partners: I.N.R.A., Jouy en Josas (France); University of Oviedo (Spain)

 

E.U. AAIR Programme (1992- 1995).

Title: Development of management strategies to control disease of commercially farmed fish

Contract: AIR1-CT92-0308

RDG Role: Project Coordinator & Scientific Research Partner

Partners: Muir Gheal Teo, Galway (Ireland); National Diagnostics Centre, Galway (Ireland); Fish Disease Group, NUI, Galway (Ireland); University of Valencia (Spain); Valenciana de Acuicultura SA, Valencia (Spain); University of Padova (Italy); Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Udine (Italy); Societa Agricola Sterpo Spa, Udine (Italy)

 

E.U. AAIR Programme (1994- 1997).

Title: Improved identification and taxonomy of atypical isolates of the fish pathogen Aeromonas salmonicida

Contract: AIR3-CT94-1884

RDG Role: Project Coordinator & Scientific Research Partner

Partners: Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (Scotland); Institute for Experimental Pathology, Reykjavik (Iceland); Central Veterinary Laboratory, Oslo (Norway); Danish Institute for Fisheries Research, Copenhagen (Denmark); Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Copenhagen (Denmark)

BioResearch Ireland (1992- 1998).

Title: DNA Probes for fish pathogens

RDG Role: Scientific Research

Partner: National Diagnostics Centre, Galway (Ireland)

 

Forbairt Basic Research Grants Scheme (1995 -1997).

Title: Isolation and genetic characterization of the "marine Archaea"

Contract: SC/95/102

RDG Role: Scientific Research

 

E.U. FAIR Programme (1996- 1999).

Title: Genetic basis and variability of physiological traits involved in growth in Crassostrea gigas"

Contract: FAIR-CT95-0421

RDG Role: Scientific Research Partner

Partners: I.F.R.E.M.E.R., Nantes (France); N.E.R.C., Plymouth Marine Laboratory (U.K.); C.N.R.S., Villefranche (France); Institute of Marine Biology of Crete (Greece)

 

Marine Institute Operational Programme for Fisheries (1995 -1997).

Title: Ecology of the fish pathogen, Aeromonas salmonicida, in freshwaters and its significance to wild and cultured salmonids

Contract: IR.95.MR.012

RDG Role: Project Coordinator & Scientific Research Partner

Partners: Salmon Research Agency, Newport (Ireland); Fish Disease Group, NUI, Galway (Ireland)

 

E.U. FAIR Programme (1997- 2000).

Title: Generation of highly informative DNA markers and genetic maps of salmonid fishs (SALMAP)

Contract: FAIR3-CT96-1591

RDG Role: Scientific Research Partner

Partners: Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Oslo (Norway); Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling (Scotland); Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Foulum (Denmark); I.N.R.A., Jouy en Josas (France); University of Guelph (Canada)

 

Forbairt Basic Research Grants Scheme (1997 -2000).

Title: Expressed sequence tags and a gene-based karyotype system for Atlantic salmon

Contract: SC/97/320

RDG Role: Scientific Research

 

Marine Institute Operational Programme for Fisheries (1997 -1999).

Title: Cloning and characterization of Lepeophtheirus salmonis microsatellite genetic elements as useful tools for the study of sea lice ecology

Contract: IR.97.MR.011

RDG Role: Project Coordinator & Scientific Research Partner

Partner: National Diagnostics Centre, Galway (Ireland)

 

NUl, Galway Millennium Research Fund (1998).

Title: Gene-based analysis of the fish pathogen, Aeromonas salmonicida

RDG Role: Scientific Research

 

HEA National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science (1999-2002).

Title: Identification of low-level expressed genes through the construction of normalized cDNA libraries and subtractive hybridization technologies

RDG Role: Scientific Research Partner

Partners: Department of Biochemistry, NUI, Galway (Ireland)

Teagasc Walsh Fellowship Research Project (2000-2002).

Title: Identification of genetic marker(s) linked to ovarian hypoplasia in Cambridge and Belclare sheep using microsatellite DNA probes and selected candidate loci

RDG Role: Scientific Research Partner

Partners: Teagasc Research Centre, Athenry (Ireland); University of Otago, Dunedin (New Zealand)

 

E.U. QoL Programme (2000-2003).

Title: Sea lice resistance to chemotherapeutants: diagnosis, mechanisms, dynamics and control (SEARCH)

Contract: QLK2-CT2000-00809

RDG Role: Scientific Research Partner

Partners: Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Oslo (Norway); Marine Institute, Dublin (Ireland), Rothamsted Experimental Station, Harpenden (England); Hydro Seafood AS, Hjelmeland (Norway); Marine Harvest Scotland, Fort William (Scotland); University of Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland (Canada)

 

NUI, Galway Millennium Research Fund (2000).

Title: Ecological and genetical analyses of Irish sea-bass populations

RDG Role: Project Coordinator & Scientific Research Partner

Partners: Department of Zoology, NUI, Galway

 

 

OTHER FUNDING AWARDS

E.U. AAIR Programme (1994).

Title: Nucleic acid techniques for the analysis of fish pathogens: Detection, characterisation and evolution

RDG Role: Provision of a 10 day practical course (August 7th 17th, 1994) for 25 European scientists hosted in the Department of Microbiology, NUI, Galway.

 

Forbairt Co-operative Research Visit Scheme (1994).

Funding for R. Powell to attend NATO-ASI scientific meeting in Italy, September 1994

 

Forbairt - British Council Visit Scheme (1994).

Funding for R. Powell to open a research collaboration with the Natural History Museum, London, U.K. in November 1994

 

Novartis - Awards for Collaboration in Europe (ACE) (1998-2000).

Funding for R. Powell to coordinate reciprocal visits between NUI, Galway and the Centre for Evolutionary and Ecological Studies, University of Groningen, Haren, Holland over a 12 month period.

 

HEA Capital Equipment Grant - Large Items (1998).

Funding to install an automated DNA sequencer in NUI, Galway.

 

NUI, Galway European Project Development Special Travel Fund (1999).

Funding for R. Powell to attend a pre-E.U. proposal development meeting in London, U.K.

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Department of Microbiology, National University of Ireland, Galway.